The California Golden Bears received their seventh commitment in the 2014 recruiting class from three-star safety Quentin Tartabull yesterday, and Tartabull is immediately one of the highest rated prospects in Cal’s class. Tartabull committed to the Golden Bears yesterday on a camp visit after receiving an offer from Cal on Friday, and his commitment was a quick one and a big one for Cal. The Golden Bears now have their second safety commit in the 2014 class, with three-star Riverside standout Koa Farmer being the other.
Tartabull chose Cal over offers from the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Hawaii, and it was interesting to see that prospect ranked by Scout.com as the 37th-best safety in the country received just three offers (two of them being relatively minor). However, Tartabull had plenty of interest from schools such as the USC Trojans, Oregon Ducks, UCLA Bruins, and Arizona State Sun Devils (just looking at other schools within the region).
And yes, Quentin Tartabull is Danny Tartabull’s son, which can only mean good things for Cal, right?
The 247Composite ranks Tartabull as one of the top 75 safeties in the country, the 934th-best recruit overall, and the 88th-best prospect in the state of California. The 6’0″, 200 pound Bishop Alemany star in Mission Hills, California participated in the NFTC and was one of the best defensive players in the state as a junior. Tartabull represents a solid three-star commitment for Cal, and he had a whopping 125 tackles with six sacks as a linebacker for Alemany last season (he projects as a safety in college, though).